This week’s RHS Hampton Court Flower has showcased some breath-taking gardens to inspire horticulturalists and novice planters alike and we were delighted to be part of it. Each year at RHS Hampton Court, the Celebrity Theatre features engaging demonstrations and discussions with the nation’s favourite TV gardeners and surrounding this year’s stage were 3 front gardens, created for visitors to enjoy.
Long Rake Spar were delighted to be invited to support the ‘Mend Our Mountains’ garden in association with Everest. The garden is part of the British Mountaineering Council’s campaign to repair the UK’s mountain paths, bridleways and bridges to help ensure the future of outdoor activities.
The garden has been designed by David Domoney and nominated by Julie Bradbury who are both speaking in the Theatre during the show. We worked alongside David Domoney and the team to donate the towering monoliths that give the garden its height and supply Ice Blue Chippings and Blue Slate 40mm for the surface covering.
The effect is a hard, rugged landscape which is reminiscent of the rocky mountainsides that the BMC is working to protect. Pockets of planting emerge in and amongst the striking monoliths, highlighting the significance of the alpine flora of the British hills and their ability to thrive in such challenging environments. The mountain theme continues with a sea of authentic Welsh Slate chippings which contrasts with the softness of the surrounding trees and paved pathway, these elements combine to evoke the wild beauty and majestic peaks of the UK mountain ranges.
The RHS Hampton Court Flower Show is open from the 3rd -8th July 2018, take a look here for more information about tickets.